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OpenX Reviews

Updated 24 October 2017
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  • Great equipment, delicious free lunches, interesting and difficult work (in 17 reviews)

  • Really smart people, good benefits and culture (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A fantastic place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    OpenX is an innovative company with a clear vision and strategy. One of the best things about working for this company is spending your days surrounded by great people. Employees across the globe are hard working, smart, creative, helpful, motivating and fun! Management really care about staff and are always looking for ideas and suggestions on how things can get done differently to make them better. It's a great place to start and build your career.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Working at OpenX"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at OpenX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free Lunches
    Strong in US
    social event

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Not so strong in EMEA
    Work hard

    Advice to Management

    promote internally


  3. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Team in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Development Team in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good company overall. If you are self-motivated you can do absolutely anything.

    Cons

    Too much politics at times in the London office. No structure in terms of who does what and not enough training given. Constant fear when guys from US were about to arrive.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire a good MD that will motivate people and will make them want to stay.


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  5. "Agile and fun team"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenX full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Agile env with scrum. Young and fun to work and play with people. Loved it

    Cons

    The scrum implementation was a bit broken, but management was willing on improving things. Considering that it was over 6y ago, it should have been fixed by now.

    Advice to Management

    improve scrum


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Smart AND nice people!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software in Pasadena, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenX full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great equipment, delicious free lunches, interesting and difficult work. Very satisfying place to spend all day every day.

    Cons

    Has had a hard time finding the right leadership on the engineering side of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Mostly, I would tell them to stay the course, they have a jewel of a company here. But, be sure to have a both a great working AND personal relationship with the tech leadership, or it probably isn't going to progress well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenX full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I've worked with and very willing to help. Great CEO.

    Cons

    Middle management is hit or miss.

    Advice to Management

    I can't think of much that wouldn't be nitpicky.


  8. "Great Company & Management - the best around!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Management
    - Vision/Strategy
    - People

    Cons

    - Execution has been poor past year


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to get some experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenX full-time

    Pros

    Cool work environment, great perks (free lunches, insurance, etc.), culture

    Cons

    Lacks career development / growth opportunities
    Management is old boy's club
    Stingy on pay raises


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Clearly winning in the tough market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenX full-time

    Pros

    smart seasoned executive team. strong cultural values they actually live by, not just give lip service to.

    Cons

    tough market overall, but the company has made the right bets for the most part so far


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Time to Retire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OpenX full-time

    Pros

    It was a great place to work from a social standpoint. Met lots of great people that I still work with today at other partners. Learned several skills that have stuck with me and opened the doors to many personal/professional opportunities.

    Cons

    The product is stale. You guys basically invented the header bidder ad service/product and now don't even come up in industry conversations on the topic. Too many competitors are doing it better/smarter and in more innovative ways. Same can be said for the exchange itself.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to an ad tech platform that can help turn it around. I highly doubt IPO is an option as there are already too many competitors in the space that are public or are going public. It was a good run but time to retire.


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